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Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
you on his health as he remains in a houston hospital. >>> and the last time congress came close to being kraing the debt ceiling the market didn't react kindly. coming up, what the fallout from the fiscal debate could look like on wall street. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a hospital today, but a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in high spirits and is even singing with doctors and nurses. gabe gutierrez is in houston with the latest on 41's condition. gabe, is that true? >> reporter: yeah, craig, that's what we're hearing. he remains in intensive care here at methodist hospital in houston. he is improving and that his exchange wes doctors and nurses now include singing. the first 41st presiden
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
in houston, texas, say they saw something just before 7:00 a.m. last friday, but very few reported it. so we now know it was a meteor streaking overhead that cause thad impressive bright flash. >>> well, let's go over to wall street where the dow closed at 13,169 after adding 14 points yesterday. s&p was up a fraction. nasdaq gained 8. overseas, the nikkei lost 8 points but in hong kong, the hang sang rose 47. >>> well, this morning, an apology and an impressive find for a british banking giant. hsbc will pay a record $1.9 billion to settle a u.s. criminal probe alleging the firm ignored red flags about money laundering for years. today the bank admitted to a breakdown of controls. >>> meanwhile, standard chartered is shelling and selling out a smaller but still significant sum of $327 million for violating u.s. saks sancti against iran, sudan, and two other countries. >>> the u.s. treasury is selling its remaining stake in aig for just under $8 billion. that ends the era of government ownership. >>> on the street, hp, the dow's worst performer shot up on rumors that activist investor carl
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
president bush surrounded by family. still in a houston hospital after his health has taken a turn for the worst. good morning. it's wednesday, the day after christmas and this is "the daily rundown" and i'm luke russert for chuck todd. just more day in paradise for president obama while the rest of the family stays in hawaii. he will head back later this evening. he did take out with the first lady to express gratitude with service members on behalf of the nation. >> we know it's not easy, but what we also want you to know is you have the entire country behind you and all of us understand that we would be nowhere without the extraordinary service that you provide. i want to say thank you and we love you. >> kristen welker is live in honolulu. it's early in the morning there, but president obama traveling home to d.c. 10:00 p.m. hawaii time. there doesn't seem to be a lot of urgency rarg the fiscal cliff. are they geared up and ready to work on this? >> i think they are. they are hoping that the pressure to get something done will encourage everyone to come to the table to compromi
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
of a houston hospital. he has been in the hospital since november battling a persistent cough. in houston with the latest. charles, hello. why the move to the intensive care unit in the last day? >> good morning, luke. the spokesman for the bush family said that the former president continues to battle a persistent stubborn fever. in fact the spokesman said late yesterday that the president in fact has been in icu here at methodist hospital in houston since last sunday and has been on a liquid diet since yesterday. he was moved to the icu, the intensive care unit because of advanced age. the former president is 88 years old and because of his weakened condition. he has been in the hospital here since november 23rd when he came in complaining about a persistent cough. last week that turned into a fever and doctors are still trying to figure out the source of that fever. the hospital issued a statement today saying there will be no more updates on the president's condition unless events warrant. we will have to wonder how the president is doing. we hope to get an update perhaps later today.
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
in houston. that's about all the information we have about the president, because the family has now asked for privacy, as he continues treatment for a persistent cough and fever. he was admitted to the hospital here in houston back on november 23rd, complaining of a could have. last sunday he was placed in icu because of his weakened did not and a persistent fever. now the family is asking for privacy. but just yesterday his former -- his chief of staff gene becker sent an e-mail to family and friends. in that e-mail she says -- sell he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. becker went on to say that going forward, the family intends to deal with the health issues in private. thomas? >> that is the resolve we know and love. charles hadlock in houston, texas, good to see you. thank you, sir. >>> at least 16 dead from the first massive winter storm. and another storm waiting in the wings. we'll bring you the latest on that. >>> plus dr. ruth weighs in on the fiscal cliff debate. wait until you hear her take on this situation. we'll bring
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the ic
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am PST
, joining me from houston on the latest on the 41st president's health. little bit of good news, charles. >> reporter: certainly is, luke, i spoke with a spokesman for the bush family that doctors are seeing a slight improvement, his fever is now gone, but the 88-year-old former president remains at methodist hospital here in houston, where he's been before thanksgiving, suffering from a chronic cough. doctors remain cautiously optimistic that he will make a recovery, despite the recent setback of fever and weakness. he is getting a lot of family support, though. barbara bush visits twice a day. yesterday neil bush and his family visited for christmas, and they brought with them chinese food. apparently, it's a bush family tradition to visit their favorite chinese restaurant in houston on christmas day. yesterday, the chinese food was brought to them. former president george w. bush and his brother, former governor of florida, have visited their father in recent weeks. their sister dora is visiting their father today. despite the recent good news, there's no talk when the former presiden
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
and the thunder beat the nets 117-111. in houston, greg smith had a strong second half against the lakers. and they took the lead on three point shot from tony douglas. houston over los angeles 107-105. college basketball, number three michigan rolled over western michigan, 73-41. and that extends the wolverine's streak to seven wins, no losses. congratulations to them. late in the second half, north carolina state's c.j. lessly takes it to the hole for the jam. the wolfpack defeats uconn 69-65. >>> the "boston globe" reports that the red sox have made a three years, are $38 million offer to dodgers and phillies center fielder shane victorino. >>> and los angeles galaxy soccer star david beckham finally said good-bye after six years, thanked his fans. the team won its second mls championship saturday, but beckham has in the yet announced where he'll play in the future. and now for another look at the weather, here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> a big beckham fan? >> yeah, he's a good-bye. not too bad on the eyes. >> people everywhere just turned the audio down. hope
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 2:30am PST
♪ then dreidel i shall >> that would be so much better if we didn't know that was jeremy lin and the houston rockets. the toughest competition, the classic hanukkah dreidel song. >>> also, highlights from the football game last night. that was miss what are the eagles doing? >>> and not happy with the way the politicians are handling the fiscal cliff? wait until you see how the ukraine parliament settles their disputes. all of that when "way too early" comes back. [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. >>> what's today, the 14th? 11 days tilt christmas, counting down and going fast. now for a quick check on weather to get you out the door this morning. the rainiest spot in the country, not where you'd expect it. arizona and the deserts out there in ph
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
, dylan. >>> an update on the health of president george h.w. bush, who remains in a houston hospital. nbc news has learned his stubborn fever has gotten worse and that he was admitted to intensive care unit on sunday on a liquid-only diet. a bush spokesperson says the president is alert, speaking with medical staff and is surrounded by family. mr. bush, who is 88 years old, has been hospitalized with bronchitis since just after thanksgiving. >>> president obama is aboard air force one right now and some lawmakers will weather the storms to get back to washington today with five days left to avert the fiscal cliff, and now all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans say it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. nbc's danielle leigh is live on capitol hill. danielle, what's the latest? >> reporter: mara, good morning. it's a new day and a new standoff. this time, house speaker john boehner is hinting he won't bring house members back to town until the senate comes up with a passable plan. as president obama leaves his tropical retreat in hawaii for a wintry washington, tensio
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
possibly new year's in the hospital. gabe gutierrez standing by in houston. gabe, what can you tell us? >> hi there, craig. the former president remains in intensive care at methodist hospital. he's been here more than a month and the family spokesman says he is improving and that his interactions with the medical staff include singing. there is no word on what exactly he's singing, of course, but the former president first went to the hospital in early november with bronxitis a ibronchitis and after developing a nagging cough and the family hoped to have him home by christmas and that didn't happen, and he developed a fever and so doctors put him in the icu and they were reluctant to get details about his treatment and this thursday his chief of staff sent an e-mail to supporters telling people to put the harps back in the closet. the former president is in very high spirits although he's not expected to leave this hospital any time soon. his family, right now, says he's in guarded condition and they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery, craig. >> gabe gutierrez from houston,
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
chicago bears and the houston texans are nfc south champions. with a win over the indianapolis colts. >>> saturday night live changed the format of its opening this week in order to pay tribute of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school. instead of a comedy sketch, a children's choir led it with a rendition of "silent night." ♪ so tender and mild ♪ sleep in heavily peace ♪ sleep in heavenly peace #. >> it was really nice for them to start the show that way, i thought it was very thoughtful. it's hard for a show to address a story of such magnitude. >> you know, it was -- it was, you're right. it was the perfect way to do it and such a nice way to acknowledge it. it's nice to see everything coming together the way they are. >> this is first look on msnbc. stay tuned. way too early starts right now. >>> since i have been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by a mass shooting. fourth time we have hugged survivors. the fourth time we have consoled the families of victims. and in between, there have been an endl
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 2:00am PST
. >>> in the nba, houston's jeremy lin led the return to madison square garden with a 109-96 victory over the knicks. >> a football autographed by the new heisman trophy winner johnny manziel was given to bush 41, former president george h.w. bush as he incorporates in a hospital. and the heisman winner was on with jay leno last night. he said he hopes to keep the heisman trophy next to his bed. >>> now for another look of the weather, here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. i guess that football made the former president feel a bit better. >> thank goodness i didn't watch that jets game last night. that was ugly. good morning. talking about ugly, rain this morning covering the map all through new england. give yourself extra time, providence, hartford, boston, all areas along the mass pike. even new hampshire and vermont, rare that you are getting a soaking rain in the middle of the night this time of year. but there's no cold air around. only the mountainous areas of maine will get snow out of this. today's forecast, we already cleared out the rain. we should get sunshine
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
, down to houston, texas. we also have some snow showers from minneapolis right over into green bay, arkansas. stretching down into des moines, iowa, as well. this whole system is finally pulling away. snow showers across maine. the wind is easing and precipitation is winding down as well. this storm system is a saturday event. mostly rain from southern new jersey down through delaware and mostly rain across the eastern tip of long island and into cape cod. you go inland just a little bit where it goes from rain over to snow and that scenario where we can see about 3 to 5 inches. again, if this storm backs a little closer to land, we would see those higher amounts push back into central massachusetts and connecticut. for the most part, new york city, about an inch or so. new york, connecticut, western massachusetts, we should pick up about 3 inches out of this storm. >> all right, dylan, thanks so much. >>> coming up -- a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. >>> adam lanza's dna will be studied. >>> plus, who are hollywood's most bankable stars. you'll find out. you're watching firs
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
is back with the team. and the quarterback got two touchdowns to beat houston. in other action peyton manning had three touchdown passes in the game for the 73rd time. passing the lead record set by brett favre. seattle quarterback russell wilson tied peyton manning's record. the seahawks defeated the rams 20-13. nfl coaches on the chopping include include philadelphia's andy reed after a 4-2 losing season. and norv turner is expected to be cut after missing the playoffs three years in a row. and tony sparano will not return after the team finished 30th. four college football games. the sun boul has usc against georgia tech. and chick-fil-a bowl lsu versus clemson. straight ahead a ice rescue that you've never seen before. and last week barbara bush called one of her husband's favorite bands and requested a private concert. the oak ridge boys agreed and gathered in their office to sing over the phone. the 41st president requested "elv ira." they also sang "amazing grace." take a listen. ♪ amazing grace how sweet thou sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ...but he'd wait for her
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
? houston with an update. what can you tell us? >> i spoke with a bush family spokesman earlier and he told me that doctors are seeing a slight ilprovement in the former president's condition. his fever is gone. the 88-year-old former president remains in the hospital in houston where he has been since before thanksgiving suffering for a chronic cough. doctors remain optimistic that he will make a recovery despite the set back of fever and weakness. yesterday they visited for christmas and brought with them chinese food. it's a bush family tradition on christmas day for a dinner yesterday. the chinese food came to him. the former governor of florida plans to return soon. their sister dora is visiting the former president today and despite all this, doctors can't tell us when she will be going home. >> coming up, a newspaper coming under fire for posting an online database of local gun permit holders. some say the database puts their safety at risk. we will talk about that. a few days left for lawmakers to make a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. john boehner has not called members b
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
have the very latest from houston. charles, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, craig. a spokesman for the bush family says that the former president continues to battle a sustained and prolonged fever. in fact, the spokesman said late yesterday that mr. bush, in fact, had been moved to the intensive care unit here at methodist hospital here on sunday and on a liquid diet since yesterday and in icu because of his advanced age. he is 88 years old and because of his weakness. he's been in the hospital now for over a month. he was admitted on november 23rd suffering from a chronic cough. a cough that turned in to a fever last week and now doctors are trying to figure out exactly what is causing that fever. that being said, the doctors according to the spokesman are saying that they're cautiously optimistic that mr. bush will make a recovery. he's certainly getting help from the family and friends. barbara bush, the former first lady, at his side. other family members here. his daughter was here yesterday and christmas day, neil his son, and his family enjoyed a chinese meal in the hos
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
at a houston hospital in stable condition. four days after being admitted for a lingering cough related to bronchitis. >>> authorities in japan have confirmed at least nine deaths in sunday's highway tunnel collapse outside of tokyo. >>> old south church in boston plans to auction off a copy of a rare hymn book published in 1640 worth between $10 million and $20 million. >>> finally, some strange news out of north korea to tell you about where state media is reporting the discovery of an ancient unicorn layer. how do they know? archaeologists claim that they have found an ancient rock that contains the words "unicorn layer." of course. >>> and now here is your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." actress meryl streep and secretary of state hillary clinton were having way too much fun at a state department gala saturday night. part of this weekend's kennedy center honors celebration. and speaking of clinton, you can add one more name to the list of people convinced that she is running for president in 2016. "new yorker" magazine editor david remnick came to that con
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
. andre johnson of the houston texans took a dozen at risk kids on a shopping spree at toys "r" us. the final bill of almost $20,000 was paid for by johnson's charitable foundation. >>> the infant daughter of jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs will collect at least $1 million from the nfl's surviving child benefit. belcher killed the baby's mother and then himself on saturday. >>> for now disgraced cyclist lance armstrong is holding on to his olympic bronze medal. the olympic committee postponed a decision to strip armstrong of the medal but is expected to do so. >>> and the fourth tennis match in london on saturday between two former rivals at wimbledon, they turned out to play mini tennis on ice near the national history museum to promote the event. baby ping-pong. and now for a look at your weather, here is bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning. >> i wouldn't trust you to do that. >> i know. you'd go for the overhead shot, right? >> yes. right between the eyes. you know me very well. >> you have good tennis skills, too. no tennis in new england tod
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:30am PST
of "way too early," new england. new daddy of a baby girl mr. tom bade brady dismantles the houston texans on "monday night football." in case you just missed this one. you might be asked to remove the wildlife. yes, the fan is holding a raccoon. we'll explain what's going on there and get a check of your weather when way too early comes right back. >>> federal authorities say stock market tycoon has confessed to mavis scam that bilked at least $50 million from investors. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't requi
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 2:00am PST
in there for him. and phoenix upset memphis 82-80. houston, the home team got a big boost just before the half with this amazing 50-foot long buzzer beater from beyond half court. it was by toney douglas. nothing but net. the rockets went on to beat washington 99-93. >>> and this is pretty cool. south africa's olympic sprinter blade runner oscar pristoras won a race against a horse. he crossed the line with just a second to spare. just an amazing race there. now for another look at your weather, here is nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. good morning once again. >> that race is unbelievable. >> i know. we try to bring you the best here, dylan. >> wow. >> unbelievable is what we're going for. >> right. that is awesome to see. >> we are going to see some weather that's pretty quiet today. pretty awesome for some of you. we're looking at temperatures right now a little chilly in the 30s and 40s. new orleans was under a freeze warning earlier this morning because of temperatures close to freezing. so that's why we have the freeze warnings posted. obviously affects the growing season. we're looking at
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
bye in the playoffs. either houston or denver will next week. baltimore is the fourth seed at the moment. indianapolis and cincinnati will be the wild card teams. >>> rihanna's massive donation and which "real housewives" star and her husband are calling it christ. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! >>> hi, i'm lieutenanten if i remember ship pi from kandahar, afghanistan. i want to say happy holidays to my family. i love you and miss you guys. >>> good morning. i'm lieutenant frank grew mel. i'm here in camp leather neck afghanistan. want to say merry christmas and happy new year. can't wait to see you in the new year. >>> happy holidays to you as well. here is the "first look" at other news going on. a holiday travel tragedy to start with in ohio. three adults and a child were killed on sunday. a mini van went the wrong way on the highway and crashed head on into another mini van. two other children are in critical condi
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 2:30am PST
, either houston or denver lose next week, new england can move up with a win. baltimore is the fourth seed at the moment. indianapolis and cincinnati will be the wild card teams. >>> well, rihanna's massive donation and which "real housewives" star and her husband are calling it quick? tom cruise gets a thrashing from bilbo and friends. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ it's so important to make someone happy ♪ when you give a child a toy, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. >>> hi. i'm lieutenant jennifer shippee from kandahar, afghanistan. i want to say happy holidays to my family in florida, virginia, california. i love you and miss you guys. >>> good morning. i'm lieutenant frank grumel in afghanistan. i want to say happy new year to all my friends. >> happy holidays to you as well. here is your first look at some of the other news going on in ameri
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:30am PST
not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering from what doctors call a stubborn fever. the president has been hospitalized since thanksgiving for bronchitis. he was expected to be released before christmas, but a series of setbacks sent him to the icu on sunday. the 88-year-old is currently on a liquid diet. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic about the treatment. a bush family spokesman says the former president remains alert and is surrounded by family. >>> overseas, former south african president nelson mandela is at home this morning after spending almost three weeks in the hospital for a lung infection. the 94-year-old antiapartheid leader was released wednesday night and will receive continued care at his home in johannesburg. a government spokesperson says mandela is in good spirits and improving daily. >>> turning now to business. toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of its cars accelerated without warning. owners of some 16
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
.c.o.r.n. stole this election. we've got a lot of work to do, don't we, houston? >> yeah, we sure do. >> what do you make of this? >> you know what, ed, the point that you were just making, i mean, it's funny and it seems ludicrous, but at the same time, we know that the kind of misinformation campaigns that fox news and this right-wing, sort of smear machine engage in, it can be very dangerous. i mean, earlier in the show, you talked about people who were calling in to members of congress, asking if their disabled child was going to be taken away by the u.n. that's the kind of fearmongering and scare tactics. it's why -- remember, there was that poll, what was it, 50 some percent or something in the south think that the president is, you know -- wasn't born in this country. that's how these things get perpetuated. is if, you know, these guys keep on these stories and keep treating them like they're real and keep creating these boogiemen. >> 27% of americans support the simpson/bowles deficit reduction plan and 16% oppose it. now, we need to point out there that is no such thing as the panetta/b
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
santorum insisted that president kennedy's religious speech in houston put religion out of the public sphere and made him want to throw up. not one reporter who reported that remark went to google -- and i did -- looked at that speech and said as a matter of fact he talks about the role of religion. he talks about the priests in his life. so it's sort of like you're just -- i understand that on deadline it could be difficult, but you're just allowed to spew this stuff and people don't even sometimes use the basic tools of journalism to say really? is that what president kennedy said? >> the best line in that speech which may be kennedy's best speech was the interest here is not what church i go to, it's what america i believe in. the issue on the table here is not my beliefs or faith or lack thereof, it's about this country and what this country should say to people of faith or no faith. it should be how we treat as americans all the different belief systems. >> let me up the ante on what joan just said. that's right. people didn't check. and on deadline, there may be an excuse. to me
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 12:00am PST
and wounded two other students. but young children are victims too. in houston last year, a 6-year-old took a loaded handgun to school. the gun went off. three kids were wounded. many in this country say enough is enough. i'm joined tonight by congressman keith ellison of minnesota and msnbc political analyst and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson. gentlemen, thank you for your time tonight. i'll have an open question to both of you. professor, we'll go with you first. we talk about change in society. what does it take for us to change what we are seeing unfold before our eyes? >> well, ed, our hearts go out to all the victims of this most recent crime and tragedy. the reality is we've got to face the fact that we are addicted to violence in this culture, that at every level we reinforce the notion that violence is an apt resolution of conflict. and beyond that, we've got to deal with the fact that the ready accessibility of guns has led to devastating consequences for untold americans. because it's not only the immediate event that induces trauma, it's the psychic trauma th
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
an elevated temperature and there remains no discussion of a discharge date from methodist hospital in houston. originally they hoped the president who's 88 years old and suffering from bronchitis will be able to celebrate christmas with his family at home. over the holiday the spokesman said the former president whose career includes two terms at vice president was receiving visitors and well wishes and that the family remains cautiously optimistic he'll recover. stay with us. the day's top lines are coming up. ♪ new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
, quote, put the hearts back in the closet. he remains in guarded condition at a houston hospital. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey is the first to officially throw his hat in the ring for a special election. mark -- the democrat has never run a statewide race. scott brown is the overwhelming favorite to run on the republican side. it's that time of the year again, jib jab's year in review. ♪ big scandals everywhere ♪ we kept obama care ♪ a hard-fought election ♪ they kicked us in the year ♪ the end is here ♪ it's no yew pretending ♪ i'm not going to let this trending ♪ ♪ 2012 ♪ the end is here >>> that's just a taste. check out more on our facebook page at facebook/jans & co. >>> president obama will sit down with top leaders to try to avoid the fiscal cliff deadline. senator chuck schumer says there's some signs for optimism here. >> the first time leader mcconnell is speaking to the president, if the senate is going to be the place for action starts. >>> means to me we could come up with some kind of agreement. >>> let's bring in democratic strategist
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
the commander in chief during the first gulf war issuing a statement from his hospital bed in houston saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. as for the former president, his spokesman said in just the past hour, he is in intensive care but continues to improve. the 88-year-old former president's been in the hospital since november 23rd. he was moved to the intensive care unit last sunday after what was described as a series of setbacks including a persistent fever n. a statement, chief of staff said, quote, is he sick, yes? does he plan on going anywhere any time soon? no. every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to put please put the harps back in the closet. those are just a few of the things we thought you should know. we continue, of course, to follow the developing news of washington d.c. not a grand bargain but sources telling nbc news that president obama is prepared to offer congressional leaders a smaller deal to avert t
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
to fame in the same era, i am very sorry to see go whitney houston. we're going to be back with more of our last word holiday show. ♪ ♪ ♪ phyllis, phyll . >>> welcome back to "the last word," holiday party. our new category is the biggest surprise of 2012. karen finney, what was the biggest surprise of 2012. >> that we were able to call the election around 11:00. >> i actually thought it would happen, by the time we got to california, closing time we would know. >> i really thought it would be a much bigger mess, and i didn't think the president would be able to win without us having a debacle in florida, and thankfully we didn't. >> joy reed, what was the big surprise? >> the big surprise was that mitt romney chose paul ryan as his running mate. he is the right guy? but as a democrat, secretly, i was like oh please, pick paul ryan, i didn't think he would do it. >> there were so many reasons not to pick him. >> but he was like ideological, and they crystallized all the things they didn't like about mitt romney, the 47%, voucherizing medicare, all that was crystallizing in one
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
and in a regular patient room at houston's methodist hospital. >>> nelson mandela was discharged earlier this week and is home resting. he was being treated for a recurring lung infection. >>> the family of a 6-year-old survivor of the newtown shooting is seeking to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state of connecticut. their attorney accuses the state of failing to provide a safe school setting for his client. >>> and a high school student suspended by her school for a poem she wrote expressing her feelings on the newtown shooting is speaking out. >> i never said i understood him. i understood what happened and i feel that things like that happen because people aren't heard. so you know when you are dealing with people who have mental problems, of course, they feel like they are not being heard they are going to go do something like that. >> in a letter to the teenager's mom the school says the poem violated their zero violence policy towards violence. . >>> senate republican leader took to the floor and expressed frustration with negotiations. >> there is no single issue that remains an i
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 12:00pm PST
was not familiar with the area. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in stable condition at a houston hospital. the 88-year-old is being treated for a lingering cough-related bronchitis. the 41st president has been in and out of the hospital recently from complications resulting from bronchitis. >>> and still no word on who bought the second winning powerball ticket in arizona, although a lot of attention is being paid to this guy. he was in a maryland convenience store, he claimed to have the winning ticket and then he ran out. we haven't seen or heard from him since. >>> the united nations general assembly voted thursday to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. the news was received with celebration in the west bank, but, palestinians face a harsh reality. their borders are mostly controlled by israel. they have competing governments in the west bank and gaza. what's ahead for palestinians and israelis now? let's bring in nbc correspondent martin fletcher who has covered this region longer than any other journalist in the world. just after the u.n. vote, israel and jewi
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
at the 1992 convention in houston saying, you know, it's clinton and clinton. this rad kl feminist lawyer. we always forget at the start of the 2008 cycle, obama was the underdog and he was going to lose. that was the conventional wisdom. clinton was the bigger front-runner and republicans treated her that way. they wanted to fight the clinton restoration. they were treating obama as this well-meaning, good-natured reformer who would get mowed down by the ruthless, vindictive clinton machine. i always remember the moment and late winter and early spring of 2008 when it became clear obama would beat her. suddenly the right conservatives, republicans saying she was a radical jane fonda suddenly rediscovered hillary clinton as a white working class hero. she was like franc rizzo all of a sudden. the story of the last four years for hillary clinton is republicans laid down for her, and democrats have started -- the democrats with obama and resented her then have gotten over t. the iraq thing is a distant memory. we thought she was the dwroefr whelming front-runner in '08. we were wrong. >> only h
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
in the houston hospital with his family after developing a fever and had some chinese food for dinner. apparently a bush family tradition. doctors say they want to keep the 88-year-old there until he covers his strength. >>> workers at detroit's two biggest car makers are getting big bonus checks this year. they say that gm and ford workers will get profit sharing checks between $5,500 and $8,000 in march. >>> and a record box office year for movie makers. hollywood is on pace to rake in $10.8 billion for 2012. attendances up 5% over last year flocking to the blockbusters like "ifthe avengers." >>> massive storm causing cancelations and it is now headed east. we'll tell you the details about this monster storm next. am in 1. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. of green gian
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am PST
reports, former president george h.w. bush has been moved to the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's been battling a cough since november. the 88-year-old was moved to the icu recently after a foout few setbacks including a persistent fever. doctors are optimistic. >>> another member of president obama's administration is stepping down. lisa jackson, head of the veermtal protection agency. jackson answers tenure includes mat matches. they've praised the effort with families close. >>> the late senator daniel inouye's successor will be sworn in today. hawaii's lieutenant governor flew to washington with president obama earlier today. he was chosen for the position by neal abercrombie despite inouye's choice that colleen take his seat. he's just 40 years old. >>> and russian president vladimir putin says he will sign a law banning adoptions of russian children by american citizens. putin has indicated he is, quote, retaliating against an american law that punishes russians accused of human rights violations. the state department says it is deeply troubled by provisions in th
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
is in intensive care at a houston hospital, schwarzkopf epitomized -- as american cities try to get guns off the streets pro-gun groups are trying to put them in the hands of teachers. we'll join that debate ahead. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> what does somebody need this for? the answer is there's no reason they need this except they want to kill. >> that was los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa talking about one of the weapons acquired at his city's gun buyback program. los angeles just wrapped up its most successful gun buyback event to date. over 2,000 firearms were turned in. including 75 assault weapo
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 12:00am PST
, a close buddy. i will miss him." president george h.w. bush, who is intensive care at a houston hospital, schwarzkopf epitomized -- as american cities try to get guns off the streets pro-gun groups are trying to put them in the hands of teachers. we'll join that debate ahead. >>> what does somebody need this for? the answer is there's no reason they need this except they want to kill. >> that was los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa talking about one of the weapons acquired at his city's gun buyback program. los angeles just wrapped up its most successful gun buyback event to date. over 2,000 firearms were turned in. including 75 assault weapons. the program started in 2009, and guns are turned over in exchange for supermarket gift cards. the event is usually held in may, but the city moved the event up in response to the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. and while los angeles has had success in getting guns off the streets, across the country gun sales are up. gun shop owners report that high-capacity magazines and assault rifles are flying off the shelves. why? >
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 10:00am PST
of a houston hospital today. in a statement his longtime chief of staff urged the to put the harps back in the closet. the former president is 88 years old and has been in the hospital since november 23 for a bad case of bronchitis. he has since suffered a series of complications. >>> the national weather service has issued a new winter storm warning for the eastern half of the country as a new system threatens to cause even more travel headaches throughout the region. this comes after more than 21 inches of snow and rain already fell in the northeast. record snowfall in arkansas has left nearly 200,000 people without power. joining me now is the weather channel's kelly cass. kelly, i'm here in washington, d.c. we are hearing warnings from d.c. to maine. don't drive on saturday. you know, hunker down. what's going to hit the east coast over the weekend? >> it will get messy, that's for sure. a lot of people are still trying to travel, get home from christmas or try to get to their new year's eve destination. right now it is looking good for travel along the new york state thruway. right
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
at houston methodist hospital and is currently in a regular patient room. the 88-year-old has opinion at the hospital since november 23rd. the former president got a shot in the arm from one of his favorite singing groups. after requests from former first lady barbara bush, the oak ridge boys serenaded him over the phone. they sang a verse from "amazing grace" and "elvira" and now i have that song in my head. here are some other stories that we're watching for you today. thousands of people including fire fighters, police officers and first responders paid final respects to the first of two webster fire fighters killed in an ambush on christmas eve. a second funeral is being held tomorrow. the shooter, 62-year-old william spengler, killed himself. police have also charged a woman in connection with that ambush. >>> a san francisco high school teenager has been suspended and faces expulsion for expressing her feelings in a poem that she wrote about the newtown, connecticut shooting. the school says she violated their zero tolerance policy towards violence. >>> and nhl lockout negotiati
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 3:00am PST
was stopped by police officer houston mccoy. mccoy passed away yesterday at the age of 72. in an interview with the paper, mccoy said he does not want what he did that day to define him. i remember that day as vividly as if it were last week. i mean, there's something truly sad about our culture that we have these tombstones of memory in our mind so horrific. we have newtown, columbine, virginia tech, charles whitman, and we had stockweather in nebraska years ago. it goes on and on. change the topic. >> let's go on and on. the "new orleans times-picayune," lisa jackson the head of the epa announced yesterday she will step down after the state of the union. she was the first african-american heading up the epa. she did spend plenty of time sparring with congressional republicans and industry groups over issues like global warming and the keystone palestiipeline. >> i worked with lisa jackson on issues. i think she could have got a lot more done if we didn't have the partisan battle back and forth over what her role was and what the epa was there for and the keystone pipeline as well as what
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 3:00am PST
a look at the "morning papers." "houston chronicle," former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering from what doctors call a stubborn fever. the former president had been hospitalized since thanksgiving for bronchitis and was expected to be released before christmas, but a series of setbacks sent him to the icu on sunday. a bush family spokesman says the former president remains alert and is surrounded by family. >>> "the washington post." nelson mandela was released from a south african hospital last night after nearly three weeks of treatment for a lung infection. the 94-year-old former president is currently recovering in his home in johannesburg, but his doctors have cautioned that he should remain close to medical facilities. >>> "wall street journal." toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of his cars accelerated without warning. owners of 16 million toyota, lexus and scion will be eligible for payments and safety updates depending on the make and
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